The Team

 

Dr. Yael Ben-Moshe


Yael Ben-Moshe, born in 1978, is a post-doc research fellow at the Hebrew University (2021-2029). She is a lecturer for media studies, film and cultural studies at the Haifa University and Hadassah Academic College in Jerusalem. As a former fellow of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES) she received her Ph.D. on the reconstruction of Hitler’s Image after 1945 from the Technische Universität in Berlin. She was awarded the Presidential Fellowship for her post-doc research on terrorism and trauma in the age of the “new wars”, and a DAAD research grant at the Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam (ZZF). Along with her academic work, she publishes articles in Israeli press and cooperates with the local and the international media.

Key responsibilities: database; archival research of the Eichmann trial; research of the persecution of Polish and Jewish civilians in Bromberg in 1939 and the last footage of Hitler in 1945; public relations and media education. 
Contact: yael.ben-moshe@mail.huji.ac.il

Websitehttp://hcges.haifa.ac.il/index.php/en/staff/researchers?start=8 

Recent publications:

Picturing Hitler: Artificial Tension and the Historical Film. andererseits: Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies, Vol 7/8, Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag (2020), 237-252.

This is Your Trauma, Not Mine! Terrorism and Trauma in Recent German Films . In V. Benkert (ed.), Unsere Väter, unsere Mütter. Deutsche Generation seit 1945. Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag (2020), pp. 105-129.

Dr. Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann, born in 1975 in Düsseldorf, is Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) for Visual Culture, Film and German Studies at the Hebrew University Jerusalem. He is part of the concsortium of the Horizon 2020 project “Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age” and scientific expert at the interdisciplinary research laboratory Spur.lab.

Key responsibilities: Project leader
Contact: tobias.ebbrecht-hartmann@mail.huji.ac.il

Website: https://ef.huji.ac.il/book/dr-tobias-ebbrecht-hartmann

Recent publications:

Double-Occupancy and Delay: Claude Lanzmann, The Last of the Unjust, and the Archive. In: The Construction of Testimony: Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah and its Outtakes, eds. Erin McGlothlin, Brad Prager, and Markus Zisselsberger. Detroit: Wayne State UP (2020) , pp. 207-232.

Media Resonance and Conflicting Memories: Historical Event Movies as Conflict Zone. In: Memory Studies, 27.02.2020. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750698020907948 

Commemorating from a distance: the digital transformation of Holocaust memory in times of COVID-19. In: Media, Culture & Society. 24.12.2020. doi:10.1177/0163443720983276

Dr. des. Thomas Helbig

Thomas Helbig studied Fine Arts, Art History and Philosophy in Dresden and Berlin. He received his PhD from Humboldt University in Berlin for his work on Jean-Luc Godard’s video essay »Histoire(s) du cinema» under the supervision of Michael Diers, Claudia Blümle und Volker Pantenburg. He is also an Associated Member in the working group »Object Space Agency« at the Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity. Image Space Material« with a postdoc project on the field of Screen Aesthetics. Last he was a Research Associate at the Institute of Art and Visual History at Humboldt University in Berlin and was holder of PhD scholarship from the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The Dissertation was awarded the 2021 Rudolf Arnheim-Prize.

Contact: thomas.helbig@hu-berlin.de
Website: https://hu-berlin.academia.edu/ThomasHelbig

Selected publications:

Video in the Work of Jean-Luc Godard, introduced and curated by Thomas Helbig, in: Dieter Daniels and Jan Thoben (Hg.), Video Theories: A Transdisciplinary Reader (Critical Media Aesthetics), New York: Bloomsbury Academic 2021, Forthcoming [Link]

„Das Leiden ist kein Star“ – Leid als Leitmotiv in Jean-Luc Godards ‚Histoire(s) du cinéma‘, in: Erika Benini and Anne Eusterschulte (Hg.), Kritik(en) des Leidens, Berlin: Neofelis 2022 Forthcoming [Link]

Aby Warburg, Briefe (Gesammelte Schriften, Studienausgabe, Zweite Abteilung, Bd.V.1,2), edited by Michael Diers and Steffen Haug with Thomas Helbig, Berlin: De Gruyter 2021 [Link]

Devorah Huber

Devorah Leah Huber, born in 1992 in Missouri, United States, is a MA student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem studying prehistoric archaeology. She received her BA in archaeology and Jewish history with a focus on Holocaust Studies from the Hebrew University. She is currently a research assistant on the collaborative project, Nazi Films Icons. 

Key responsibilities: collecting data and metadata, researching documents, sources, and research literature, and assisting in project organization.
Contact: devorah.huber@mail.huji.ac.il

Aya Jubeh

Aya Jubeh, born in Jerusalem in 1995, is an MA student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem studying German Contemporary Studies. She holds a BA in English language and literature with a minor in journalism and holds a teaching diploma from Sakhnin College for Teacher Education. Her fields of interest include modern German history with focus on the Holocaust. She is currently a research assistant working on Nazi Film Icons project. 

Key responsibilities: research of the Palestinian perspective on Holocaust memory; the visual Holocaust discourse in Arabic language and Arabic media; research assistance with the Wiener footage (Lipaja), the Eichmann Trial, and The 81st Blow.
Contact: aya.jubeh@mail.huji.ac.il

Efrat Komisar

Efrat Komisar is a PhD student in the History Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Efrat holds an MA in Holocaust Studies from the Institute of Contemporary Jewry (today: the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry) at the Hebrew University. Her research focuses on the visual documentation of the Warsaw ghetto – photos and films –taken from its establishment until July 1942.

Contact: efrat.komisar@gmail.com

Daniel Körling

Daniel Körling, born in 1989 in Meschede, is a PhD student at the KONRAD WOLF Film University with an MA in History from WWU Münster and an MA in Film Heritage from the KONRAD WOLF Film University. His PhD project deals with the motivic development of German historical film in a social and political context from the end of the Weimar Republic to the present.

Key responsibilities: databases; website; material history of Der ewige Jude
Contact: Daniel.Koerling@filmuniversitaet.de

Dr. Evelyn Kreutzer
(former team member)

Evelyn Kreutzer is a postdoctoral researcher and video essayist at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD Wolf, as well as an associate editor of [in]transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies. She received her PhD in Screen Cultures from Northwestern University with a dissertation on negotiations of European classical music traditions in American educational, comedic, and avant-garde television of the cold-war era (2020).

Key responsibilities: video essays and/as historical research; research of the material history and circulation of Eva Braun’s home movies.
Contact: e.kreutzer@filmuniversitaet.de

Recent publications:

Evelyn Kreutzer, “Mediating and Disrupting the Flow: Classical Music Conventions in the Performance and Video Art of Nam June Paik and Charlotte Moorman.” Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, 14:2 (Winter 2020): 141-148.

Evelyn Kreutzer and Noga Stiassny, “Digital Digging: Traces, Gazes, and the Archival In-Between.” Research in Film and History. Audiovisual Traces, no. 4 (February 2022): 1–13. ttps://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/18100.

Evelyn Kreutzer and Ariel Avissar, “Once Upon a Screen: Screen Traumas and Cinephilic Hauntings” The Cine-Files, issue 15 (2020): http://www.thecine-files.com/once-upon-a-screen-introduction

Fabian Schmidt

(c) Holger Kist

Fabian Schmidt, born 1972 in Lübeck, is a Sociologist (Dipl.) with an MA in film heritage. He is a PhD candidate at Filmuniversität Babelsberg where he also has a teaching assignment. Since 2019 he has been working as peer reviewer for Apparatus-Journal and part of the HUJI-Team in the Horizon 2020 project “Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age”. In addition, he is the writer and director of a state funded cinema documentary about Holocaust film footage called “Atrocity Film” (Schiwagofilm, projected release date: 2022). He received the Film University’s prize for the best MA thesis in 2018 and the Karsten-Witte-Preis by the Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft for his article “The Westerbork Film Revisited – Provenance, the Re-Use of Archive Material and Holocaust Remembrances” in 2021.

Key responsibilities: Data infrastructure & management; material history of the Westerbork footage.
Contact: fabian.schmidt@filmuniversitaet.de

Recent publications:

Fabian Schmidt, Alexander Oliver Zöller: Towards a Forensic Cinema. Assembling an evidentiary filmography of the genocide (1933-1945), in: Research in Film and History (ISSN 2627-5848, upcoming).

Fabian Schmidt, Alexander Oliver Zöller: Atrocity Film, in: Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe, No. 12 (2021), 1-80, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17892/app.2021.00012.223.

Fabian Schmidt: The Westerbork Film Revisited: Provenance, the Re-Use of Archive Material and Holocaust Remembrances, in: Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, no. 40/4 (2020), 702-731.

Dr. Noga Stiassny

Noga Stiassny is a postdoctoral researcher at the European Forum, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a member of the Horizon 2020 research project “Visual History of the Holocaust: Rethinking Curation in the Digital Age”. She holds a PhD in Art History from Hamburg University, gained whilst a member of the Research Training Group “Recollections: Representations of the Shoah in Comparative Perspective”, and a Guest Researcher at the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture of the University of Amsterdam.

Key responsibilities: research of non-film / non-TV material (art & internet); research of the material history and circulation of the April Boycott (1933) footage
Contact: noga.stiassny@mail.huji.ac.il

Recent publications:

Evelyn Kreutzer and Noga Stiassny. 2022. “Digital Digging: Traces, Gazes, and the Archival In-Between.” Research in Film and History. Audiovisual Traces, no. 4 (February 2022): 1–13. https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/18100.

Stiassny Noga. 2021. ‘Travelling Landscapes and the Potential of Artscapes’. Memory Studies Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/17506980211045599

Noga Stiassny. 2020. “Occupying (Imagined) Landscapes”. In: Jeremy Taylor (ed) Visual Histories of Occupation: A Transcultural Dialogue. London: Bloomsbury, 247-268. http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350167513.ch-011

Noga Stiassny. 2018. “Beyond the Local Discourse: Re-Thinking the Israeli-Jewish ‘Hitler-Wave’”. Israel Studies, 23 (2): 118–141  https://doi.org/10.2979/israelstudies.23.2.06

Prof. Dr. Chris Wahl

Chris Wahl is Professor for Audiovisual Heritage and director of the “Film Heritage” M.A. program at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. He is also deputy director of the Brandenburg Center for Media Studies (ZeM), co-founder and co-curator of the film festival moving history and a member of Potsdam’s UNESCO-Creative-City-of-Film board.

Key responsibilities: Project leader
Contact: c.wahl@filmuniversitaet.de

Websitehttps://www.filmuniversitaet.de/portrait/person/chris-wahl

Recent publications:

Versionen und Appropriationen – Ein Plädoyer für das kritische Edieren von Ufa-Sprachversionsfilmen und Riefenstahls Triumph des Willens. In: Beihefte zu editio 49 [erscheint 2021].

Film als kulturelles Erbe. In: Britta Hartmann / Ursula von Keitz / Thomas Schick / Michael Wedel (Hg.): Handbuch Filmwissenschaft. Stuttgart: Metzler [erscheint 2022]. 

Alexander Zöller

Alexander Zöller, born in 1979, is a PhD student, former fellow of the Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften (ZeM) and assistant lecturer in the Masters program “Filmkulturerbe” at Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. His principal areas of research are focused on audiovisual media of the Nazi period and the history and development of film archives in Germany during the 20th century.

Key responsibilities: Coordination of archival research between the teams in Germany and Israel; research of the Warsaw Ghetto propaganda films.
Contact: alexander.zoeller@filmuniversitaet.de

Recent publications:

Fabian Schmidt, Alexander Oliver Zöller: Atrocity Film, in: Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe, No. 12 (2021), 1-80, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17892/app.2021.00012.223.

Fabian Schmidt, Alexander Oliver Zöller: Towards a Forensic Cinema. Assembling an evidentiary filmography of the genocide (1933-1945), in: Research in Film and History (ISSN 2627-5848, upcoming).